How to Host a Mindful Friendsgiving Celebration
Any holiday where the focus is on connecting with others while eating delicious food is bound to be a happy one—but one great way to double your feelings of gratitude is to invite friends over for Friendsgiving. It’s a great opportunity to throw old traditions out the window and start your own—whether you’re hosting for the first time, or an old hand at feeding a crowd.
For the conscious consumer, hosting and attending holiday celebrations can take more planning than the average get-together. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite tips to help pull together a mindful Friendsgiving celebration that lets you spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your friends around the table. Read more.
Hold on, Thanksgiving. This weekend is for Friendsgiving!
There are plenty of unofficial holidays at this time of year.
There’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the shoppers. Thanksgiving Eve’s Black Wednesday is for homecoming gatherings in barrooms. And, of course, there’s next month’s Festivus, thanks to “Seinfeld.” Read more.
‘Friendsgiving’ Is The Advertising Buzzword That’s About To Be Everywhere
It’s not every day a new holiday emerges.
Actually, let me rephrase – it seems that every day is a new national holiday, from National Guacamole Day (November 14), to Siblings Day (April 10) to National Hot And Spicy Food Day (August 19). However, it’s rare that one of these silly celebrations becomes a cultural touchstone. And it’s ever rarer that it happens organically.
Friendsgiving is exactly what it sounds like: a Thanksgiving celebration with friends, instead of family. It’s also commercial gold. Since it first emerged as a phenomenon in the late 2000s, Friendsgiving has taken off as a supplement to – and not necessarily a replacement for – Thanksgiving proper. Turkey day is still reserved for Grandma, but sometime in November, you get to have a Thanksgiving-themed potluck with your squad. This means that now, many millennials are signing up for at least two Thanksgiving celebrations. They’re putting a youthful spin on the holiday and spending their own money – on groceries, liquor and decorations – to do it. Read more.
Friends gather to celebrate Friendsgiving; we share recipes
Some are lucky enough — or unlucky, depending on your perspective — to have family members living right around the corner.
So where to go on Thanksgiving is a no-brainer: over the river and through the cul-de-sac to grandmother’s house you go.
For others, work or marriage have cast them far from home cooking.
But that doesn’t mean they have to settle for Chinese takeout or a cold turkey sandwich from Subway.
Instead of rattling around the apartment alone watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or a Home Alone marathon, millennials and others are getting together to celebrate the day set aside to give thanks and shop until the wee hours of the morning. Read more.
Three top tips to hosting a memorable Friendsgiving
Friendsgiving is a celebration of friendship and a time we spend with our second family: our go-to pals and our right-hand buddies. Whether it’s the usual cozy event that’s a shared effort to accomplish the good ol’ potluck dinner or you’re the host, planner and cook this year — Friendsgiving is all about creating memories among your circle of friends, indulging in yummy foods and taking the best Instagram photos that’ll file under your group’s holiday hashtag.
Don’t go soft this year, go hard. For the ultimate Friendsgiving, be sure to have the following Read more.
Whitney Bond offers some fun Friendsgiving recipes
Thanksgiving with the family is a great time to serve up the annual classics, so if you’re hosting a Friendsgiving this year then why not get creative?
Award winning culinary artist Whitney Bond joined News ‘s Dan Cohen and Heather Myers Wednesday morning to show you how to do just that.
Check out two of her featured recipes — one to fill your tummy and another to quench your thirst. Read more.
Here Are 7 Ways to Dress Up (or Down) for Friendsgiving
Thanksgiving has gotten a pretty bleak style rep, and for good reason—if you go home for the holiday, you’re likely more focused on wearing pants with some give than on looking especially chic for your family. But if you’re one of those lucky few who doesn’t have to make the trek home for Turkey Day, then the holiday can actually be a perfect time to experiment with some especially fun looks. Read more.
Friendsgiving Desserts for All Skill Levels
Ah yes, Thanksgiving. A glorious holiday dedicated to shoving your face with as much turkey, casserole, and dessert as humanly possible. Shout out to the pilgrims and their first harvest in the New World, the modern world isn’t letting y’all down.
If you haven’t started your own Friendsgiving tradition in college, you may want to get a new friend group. There’s nothing better to fill your heart with than a night of food, booze, and your closest pals. If you’ve been assigned dessert duty for the party, then consider these three indulgent options: From an easy slow cooker recipe to an intricate cheesecake for those who are trying to show off their baking skills. Read more.
12 Recipes to Make for the Best Friendsgiving Ever
If you’re a college student and you’ve never celebrated Friendsgiving, you’re doing it wrong. Having a Thanksgiving feast with your friends is an awesome way to celebrate the season before the pressure of finals, not to mention that it means you get to have Thanksgiving twice.
Generally, the best way to do Friendsgiving is to make it a potluck-style meal, in which everyone brings something and no one is overburdened. But a lot of students get deterred from the idea of cooking for Friendsgiving, because they think it will be too hard, too expensive, or too time consuming.
The truth is that there are a TON of delicious seasonal recipes out there that are quick and easy to make, even on a budget. Read more